Ettore Sottsass, ‘Covered Vessel’, 1959, Patrick Parrish Gallery
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Ettore Sottsass

Covered Vessel, 1959

4 1/2 × 6 × 6 in
11.4 × 15.2 × 15.2 cm
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Location
New York
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Patrick Parrish Gallery
New York

Very rare covered bowl with a beautiful, thick volcanic glaze and cloth "shoestring" …

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Signed
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Bitossi for the Il Sestante Gallery
Ettore Sottsass
Italian, 1917–2007
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An Italian architect and designer known for his large oeuvre including furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting, and office design, Ettore Sottsass was also the founder in the early 1980s of the Memphis Group. Drawing inspiration from such movements as Art Deco and Pop Art, Memphis produced and exhibited furniture and objects that were vibrant in color and futuristic in design. Sottsass’ own work was known for its variety, oftentimes incorporating playfulness through ornamentation and color. His Olivetti typewriter (1969), one of his most celebrated designs, made of bright red-orange plastic, was a Pop phenom in both its functionality and innovative design. His architecture and design career spanned many decades and styles.

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Patrick Parrish Gallery
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Very rare covered bowl with a beautiful, thick volcanic glaze and cloth "shoestring" handle. Produced by Bitossi for the Il Sestante Gallery, Milan. Signed.

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Manufacturer
Bitossi for the Il Sestante Gallery
Ettore Sottsass
Italian, 1917–2007
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An Italian architect and designer known for his large oeuvre including furniture, jewelry, glass, lighting, and office design, Ettore Sottsass was also the founder in the early 1980s of the Memphis Group. Drawing inspiration from such movements as Art Deco and Pop Art, Memphis produced and exhibited furniture and objects that were vibrant in color and futuristic in design. Sottsass’ own work was known for its variety, oftentimes incorporating playfulness through ornamentation and color. His Olivetti typewriter (1969), one of his most celebrated designs, made of bright red-orange plastic, was a Pop phenom in both its functionality and innovative design. His architecture and design career spanned many decades and styles.

Ettore Sottsass

Covered Vessel, 1959

4 1/2 × 6 × 6 in
11.4 × 15.2 × 15.2 cm
Sold
Location
New York
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